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English citations of skintern

Noun: "(US, slang) an intern, often female, who wears very revealing clothing in an office setting where more conservative attire is common"[edit]

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  • 2006, "Showing off a bit of skin", The Washington Times, 5 July 2006:
    They’re known as “skinterns.” Those who think “belly shirts” are career wear. If the devil wears Prada, the skinterns wear nada.
  • 2006, "Ford Ex Thinks Dating a Politician 'Overrated'", Memphis Flyer, 26 September 2006:
    After being quoted in a Virginia newspaper’s piece on D.C. “skinterns” and “Hill Hotties,” New York dating columnist and blogger Julia Allison posted a transcript of her interview with the reporter.
  • 2006 August 12, RayGordon, "GMA Segment: "Skinterns" Skimp On Clothing To Advance", message-ID <>,, Usenet link:
  • 2009, Grant Ginder, This Is How It Starts, Simon & Schuster (2009), ISBN 9781416595595, page 133:
    “God, I love this town,” he says. “Can't fucking get enough of it.” Then, “You ready to meet some skinterns tonight?”
    I tell him yeah, sure, why not, should be a blast, and it's been awhile since I've slept with someone (though I leave this last part out in fear of judgment and retribution).
  • 2009, Shayna Murphy, "Scantily-clad interns give working girls a bad name", The Daily Collegian (University of Massachusetts Amherst), 28 September 2009:
    Though “skinterns” do provide ample entertainment and a welcome distraction for many young staffers, the situation actually points to a disturbing reality lurking behind the heavy gilded doors of the Capitol: by appearing scantily-clad in their attire, women self-designate themselves into inferior roles and open themselves up to objectification.
  • 2010, Annie Werner, "Where the 'Skinterns' Should Work", Village Voice, 15 July 2010:
    Meanwhile, the barely there selection of a skintern might actually cause potential donors on the street to take a second look, and, possibly even open their wallets -- just hopefully not in expectation of sexual favors.
  • 2011, Emily Cahn, "Intern’s guide to Capitol Hill", The Hill, 6 April 2011:
    The blog has everything from the tales of skinterns to inappropriate comments made by interns in the office.
  • 2011, Janelle Kuehnert, "Being an intern doesn't mean being a 'skintern'", Central Florida Future (University of Central Florida), 27 May 2011:
    For that reason, I am about to surround myself with an eager and competent group of youngsters with a high drive to succeed (minus the skinterns) even being the dreaded out-of-towner.
  • 2012, Katherine Goldstein, "Slate to Lady Interns: Leave the Thongs at Home", Cullman Times (Cullman, Alabama), 16 May 2013:
    It's that time of year, folks. Winter coats are being stored away, blossoms are dappling the trees, and before long, the annual summer parade of skinterns will begin.